International Dyslexia Association’s Annual Conference
Jason Wold, Assistant Director, and Elizabeth Johnson, Reading Specialist, attended the International Dyslexia Association’s Annual Conference. This conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more.
The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by some 2,000 teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutors, and parents.
The four-day conference included over 100 sessions, but Mr. Wold and Ms. Johnson still had time to check out the photo booth
Partner with Edison Breakfast
Portland, November 3, 2017. Edison High School hosted 390 guests at the Oregon Zoo for our annual Partner with Edison Breakfast. Guests heard from junior Jack Holmes and former student Wilson Sherman-Burton about the importance of Edison High School. Past parent, Anne Stein-Gray, shared her “Edison Story” about the positive impact the school has had on her family. The event generated over $190,000.00 in revenue to support financial aid, technology, and professional development at the school.
A Visit to the Center for Holocaust Education
While visiting the Center for Holocaust Education Edison’s sophomore class had the privilege of hearing Ruth Bollinger’s story of her family’s escape from Czechoslovakia. Ruth was born in March 1938; in October the Munich Agreement was signed, allowing Germany to seize Czechoslovakia. Ms. Halpin and Mr. Wold, who took the students on the field trip, were proud of our sophomore class.
“I was extremely proud of all of our students. Ruth’s story was riveting, and today several have told me they could picture it in their minds. They were all engaged, well behaved, and asked thoughtful and sensitively phrased questions.” Ms. Halpin
October 20, 2017
Congratulations to Edison student Dean Wilson ‘19
Dean was just named Community Leader for Land Locked Surfing, which means he is your point of contact if you live in Oregon and have questions about wake surfing. Dean was selected because he is passionate about helping others discover the stoke of surfing outside of the ocean. Read More
EDISON’S MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
July 12, 2017 - Edison’s summer program is designed to help middle school students reach their full potential. In the morning, our "classic" academic summer school program reinforces basic skills, while encouraging the higher-order thinking demanded in high school. Over the long summer vacation, students can lose the skills they were developing just as the school year ended. Our summer program helps maintain academic momentum, giving kids a "running start" into the next school year. Today 25 summer school students and 5 staff members took a little field trip and spent the morning working at the Oregon Food Bank. They worked hard and in a few short hours had packaged 9,244 pounds of frozen corn on the cob.
Player of the Year Tucker Dordevic Achieves Big Goal
COURTESY: CLAUDE PELLETIER
Tucker Dordevic spun away from two Sunset defenders and whipped a shot past the goalkeeper. Read More
May 21, 2017 - Oregon School Activities Association Honors Edison Senior Sally Inman
Sally received the OSAA Foundation Scholar Athlete award for maintaining a GPA of 3.50 or better and earning her varsity letter in track.
November 9, 2016 - Edison senior Tucker Dordevic signs his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for Syracuse.
For Jason Talley, playing for Jesuit is a matter of learning to learn with ADD.
By Mike Tokito | The Oregonian
Jason Talley ended up playing for Jesuit not because he was seeking football glory, but rather, because his parents wanted to give him a better chance at dealing with a learning disability, attention deficit disorder. Wendell and Phyllis Talley enrolled Jason, the youngest of their four children, in Edison High School, which is located on Jesuit’s Southwest Portland campus, but operates independently and specializes in teaching children with learning challenges.
Portland's Morrison Bridge will light up red for dyslexia awareness.
"My teachers and classmates didn't understand why I was struggling," says Nazle Taylor, a senior at Edison High School in Portland, which is specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of students with learning disabilities and differences. "With greater awareness about dyslexia, I hope fewer kids will experience the embarrassment I felt in elementary school."
PDF version of Fall 2016 Newsletter
Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
Edison’s freshman class and new transfer students were treated to an extra week of school this year. All indications are that it was a worthwhile (and fun!) week. Spearheaded by Carrie Lucas, one of our fantastic counselors, Edison held a week-long orientation class (August 15 – 19) for all new students. The class, Transition Tools, was developed to teach students with learning differences the specific skills they need to minimize challenges and maximize their success during high school. The class covered a myriad of high school readiness topics while incorporating fun getting-to-know-you activities.
PDF version of Winter 2015 Newsletter
Thomas Edison High School is now Edison High School!
Two years ago Edison High School (formerly Thomas A. Edison High School) embarked on a self-reflecting journey. Under the expert leadership and creative genius that is HMH, Edison went through an enlightening process to analyze our school’s brand position. Ed Herinckx, President of HMH and past Edison parent, offered the guidance and expertise of his team as a way to give back to the school where his daughter thrived.
PDF of 2014 Spring Newsletter
Steve Beard named “Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator”
Congratulations to our own Steve Beard, recently named one of the top 16 Digital Innovators in the country! After a nationwide search by PBS LearningMedia, our Earth Science and Physics teacher, Mr. Beard, was selected as one of the most digitally savvy educators in the country.
2013 Winter Newsletter
We’re Ahead of the Curve: A Message from Patrick J. Maguire, Director
He phrase “ahead of the curve” refers to your position on the statistical bell curve, where the top of the curve represents the median, average result. Typical Edison students have average or above average intelligence, with varied performance along a standardized curve. Our goal is to “level the playing field,” helping our students perform at their highest potential, both academically and socially.
PDF Version of Spring 2013 Newsletter
Saving Energy: Edison Teachers Commute by Bicycle
It’s no secret that we Portlanders love our bicycles. Portland was rated America’s most bike-friendly city in 2012 by Bicycling magazine. Our city also has the largest number of bike commuters in any large U.S. city: 6% of all trips to work are by bike, according to the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Based on data from the Census Bureau, this is about 11 times the national average. Here in Portland, about 17,000 workers commute by bicycle.
PDF Version of Fall 2012 Newsletter
Help Where It's Needed: A Message from Patrick J. Maguire, Director
One thing I love about Edison is that our small classes and advisory groups help teachers recognize students’ needs. Along with our commitment to strong communication, this allows us to attend to our students’ needs as quickly and effectively as possible. Two areas of need have come to our attention over the last year: reading skills and executive processing skills. I’m very happy to be able to tell you about how we’re addressing those needs this year.
PDF Version of Spring 2012 Newsletter
Grandparents Day: A New Edison Tradition
“The students at Thomas Edison High School are genuine, funny, friendly, happy, smart, and most of all, open hearted because we all understand each other. We all know what it feels like to be ignored and alone in school. At Edison, for the first time, I wanted to be in school because I was happy.” Senior Sarah Friedman shared her story with an audience of Edison students, grandparents, and other special friends attending our very first Grandparents Day on April 6, 2012.